Money Smart
Divorce Mediation

Financially Wise Separation Agreements

Family Mediation

For more than 20 years you have witnessed Gail Vaz-Oxlade's trademark straight-up money wisdom, both on Radio and Television, most notably as host of TVs Till Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron. Gail is a multiple time, best-selling financial author, and one of the top Canadian authors of the past decade. Gail brings her financial wisdom to family mediation in Ontario.

Family Mediation

For more than 20 years you have witnessed Gail Vaz-Oxlade's trademark straight-up money wisdom, both on Radio and Television, most notably as host of TVs Till Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron. Gail is a multiple time, best-selling financial author, and one of the top Canadian authors of the past decade. Gail brings her financial wisdom to family mediation in Ontario.

Gail Smile Transparent

While other couples are spending tens of thousands of dollars to fight it out in court,
our clients are negotiating financially savvy, money smart Separation Agreements.

What Makes The Common Sense Divorce Family Mediation

Mediation Packages and Negotiation Processes

Stay out of Family Court

One-Stop Mediation Bundles
& Negotation Processes

The Common Sense Divorces includes the mediators, lawyers and financial professionals needed to create a money smart, financially savvy Separation Agreement that is not only legal, but also binding and enforceable.

Whether your situation is straightforward or complex, amicable or acrimonious, The Common Sense Divorce offers numerous Mediation Bundles and Negotiation Processes to assist you and your spouse.
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Child Focussed

Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

A great child-focussed Co-Parenting Plan is your kid’s best shot at a successful resolution to all that is happening around them.

WE CARE ABOUT KIDS! Divorce has likely turned your kid's world upside down. Together, we can help you and your ex preserve your children’s need to feel stable, secure and loved by you both... while successfully understanding how to co-parent together moving forward.
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Mediation Packages and Negotiation Processes

Stay out of Family Court

One-Stop Mediation Bundles
& Negotation Processes

We understand that every family situation is unique. The importance of a clear Plan and a defined process is crucial to minimizing emotional drama, keeping your separation cost effective and staying out of court.

The Common Sense Divorces includes the mediators, lawyers and financial professionals needed to create a money smart, financially savvy Separation Agreement that is not only legal, but also binding and enforceable.

Whether your situation is straightforward or complex, amicable or acrimonious, The Common Sense Divorce offers numerous Mediation Bundles and Negotiation Processes to assist you and your spouse.
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Child Focussed

Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

A great child-focussed Co-Parenting Plan is your kid’s best shot at a successful resolution to all that is happening around them.

WE CARE ABOUT KIDS! Divorce has likely turned your kid's world upside down. Together, we can help you and your ex preserve your children’s need to feel stable, secure and loved by you both... while successfully understanding how to co-parent together moving forward.
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The Matrimonial Home

Buying, Selling and Mortgages

The Matrimonial Home

Regardless of whose name is on the title or whether it was owned before you married, if this is the home that you and your spouse have been living in, it is the matrimonial home and it will be divided between you.

The Common Sense Divorce brings a whole team of Realtors, Mortgage Brokers & Real Estate Lawyers to help you plan your next steps.
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Money Smart
Tax Smart

Financially Savvy
Division of Assets

Smart Money Decisions

It can be hard to think about taxes and financial implications when the emotions are running high, but not all assets are created equal and it's not just about dividing everything down the middle.

Divorce is about money. And because we understand money, our Mediation process also includes specially trained financial professionals who will help you to understand the implications of divorce, money and taxes.

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Spousal Support

Options, Choices & Solutions

Spousal Support

No one wants to talk about Spousal Support, and we all understand that no one wants to pay it either. Still Spousal Support is a reality and is part of most divorces in Ontario when there is a difference of income levels.

However, when you looking a divorce from a financial perspective, there are ways to come up with support solutions that can be easier to live with.
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Financial Planning

Planning For
Your New Life

Financial Planning

It is not unusual for marriages to have one partner who manages the money, which inadvertently leaves the other person in the dark.

Divorce changes everything. It's now up to you and YOU alone to plan for your own financial future. If you are someone who has lived without a financial plan, then The Common Sense Divorce can help you to turn this time of transition into a time to financially recreate yourself as you move forward.
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Family Mediation with a Financial Twist
“For most people divorce is less about legalities and more about finances, tax implications and making smart money decisions. This is why we started The Common Sense Divorce." – Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Make Smart
Money Decisions
I'm not sure what to do?
I've never managed the money...
How do I plan for MY future?
Bag Lady Syndrome
(syn) or 'Street Guy Syndrome'
NOUN - The fear that one will become financially destitute after a divorce.

What Do I Do First? What Do I Do Next?

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CONSULTATION
Free Telephone Assessment

Our telephone Assessment Consultation will help you better understand your situation, clarify information & help you plan your next steps.

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ORGANIZE
Prep & Planning Session

First meeting: a personalized Orientation & Prep Session to share your story, talk about your finances and get prepped to move forward.

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AGREEMENT
Mediation That Fits Your Situation

Numerous mediation bundles to fit your situation that include your mediator and the financial and legal services, to save you time, money and drama.
GENERATE YOUR SEPARATION ANALYSIS REPORT

Every couple faces unique challenges.
Understand how separation will affect you,
your children, your finances and your future.

DO NOT BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS UNTIL

What To Expect When You Call The Common Sense Divorce

Separation Agreement

Not everyone is ready to talk with someone in person.  You can call the Common Sense Divorce at anytime and hear a pre-recorded 2 min message about our services.

We will gladly take the time to speak with you about our services and the divorce process in Ontario.  The Common Sense Divorce offers a free 20 min telephone assessment and consultation.

We understand that this is a difficult time and calling us is a big step.  We are going to work hard to make this phone call easier, make you feel at ease and make sure that we respect your privacy.

We understand that you may be just researching and have not made any decisions.  We do not assume that because you are calling, that this means you are divorcing.

The Common Sense Advantage

Resources
and Tools

Generate a FREE Separation Analysis Report and better understand your personal situation.

Six Ontario
Locations

Full Spectrum
of Expertise

Mediation, Collaborative Legal Services, Financial/Tax Planning, Children's Counselling.

Choices &
Options

More choices, more legal options and more solutions for you, your partner and for your family.

RESEARCHING?
RESEARCHING?

Separation Agreements

Spousal Support

Family Mediation

Child Support

Divorce in Ontario

The Divorce Process

The Matrimonial Home

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Same Sex Divorce

Divorce And Your Money

Pension Valuations

Divorce and Taxes